Scotland's Oldest Independent Bottler
Never-Chill Filtered, Never-Coloured
Dispatched From Campbeltown
Rich, fruity sherried nose. Faint wood spice, peaches, raisins, maraschino cherries and strawberry yoghurt.
Thick and chewy, with golden syrup, dried ginger, brown sugar, orange zest and honey.
Soft spice, cloves, star anise along with oloroso sherry, gingerbread, almonds and burnt oranges.
Mahogany colour. Big, deep, sweet and mature (this is 12 years old?) with resinous notes and a balanced almond element that adds in light gingerbread, malt loaf, date loaf and fig rolls. Deep and while sweet, clearly has structure.
An intriguing, perfumed, parma violet start. Calmer than the nose suggests, even with the prickle of peppercorns before walnut develops. Balanced and rich. Water helps to cohere things. Feisty but layered.
Long, with rich, dark fruits.
A late afternoon dram after a hellish day. Actually, I’d have it any day. A new house dram for me. Highly recommended.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Walking down the cake aisle in an old-fashioned grocer.